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Don't Get Hooked! W-2 Phishing Scams on the Rise During Tax Season

February 24, 2017View for printing

Tax season can be a trying time of the year for any employer, but even more so now. As HR Departments across the country are working hard to distribute W-2 forms to employees, cybercriminals are using increasingly sophisticated techniques to con staff employees into disclosing sensitive personally identifiable information ("PII") contained in those W-2s, including names, addresses, and social security numbers of employees.

These efforts are reaching epidemic proportions as more and more cybercriminals target medium to smaller sized companies, and previously untapped sectors like school districts, tribal organizations, and nonprofits.

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